Asian Salmon with Maple Drizzle

Impress with this easy baked salmon dish with an Asian flair. Served over spinach and rice, it’s got everything you need for a healthy family dinner.

Asian Salmon With Maple Drizzle | 2CookinMamas

Asian Salmon with Maple Drizzle

I like to balance my meal plan each week with at least 2-3 servings of fish to add those important omega 3′s to the family diet. I also get tired of chicken and beef all the time and happen to love fish, so it works out all around. Salmon is always a great choice as it is low in calories and fat, high in protein and omega 3′s as well as a good source for B6, B12, selenium, thiamine and niacin.

Salmon is a quick and easy choice for a healthy dinner.

I have a few favorite dinners I love to fix when it comes to salmon, Grilled Salmon with Red Pepper Sauce, Grilled Salmon with Cucumber Lime Salsa and an easy Baked Bloody Mary Salmon. This recipe, which I found originally on and adapted it to fit our tastes, is another winner. It’s become a new go-to favorite in our house. 


Asian Salmon with Maple-Lime Drizzle
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
24 mins
Total Time
34 mins

Impress with this easy baked salmon dish with an Asian flair. Served over spinach and rice, it's got everything you need for a healthy family dinner.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian
Keywords: Asian salmon, maple drizzle, salmon with maple drizzle
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 552 kcal
Author: Linda Warren
  • 2 servings rice I used Jasmine Rice
  • 2 teaspoons unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 3 Tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 3 Tablespoons Tamari soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • salmon fillets 4 oz each
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 package 9 oz fresh spinach
  • 2 teaspoons black sesame seeds
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Prepare cookie sheet by lining with aluminum foil.
  2. Cook rice as directed on package and set aside.
  3. In small saucepan, melt butter, then saute 1/2 teaspoon garlic and pepper flakes for 1-2 minutes.
  4. Add maple syrup, soy sauce and lime juice and continue cooking for 3 minutes.
  5. Combine cornstatch with water and stir into sauce stirring continuously until thickens, about 2-3 minutes. Set aside.
  6. Place salmon fillets on prepared cookie sheet and brush 1-2 teaspoons of glaze over each fillet.
  7. Bake in oven for 15 minutes or until salmon flakes easily when pierced with fork.
  8. While salmon fillets are baking, prepare spinach.
  9. Place 1 teaspoon of olive oil in large saucepan and turn the pan a few times to evenly coat bottom.
  10. Heat oil over medium heat then add 1/2 teaspoon of garlic and saute for 1-2 minutes.
  11. Add spinach leaves so they sit in an even layer in the bottom of the pan. (Work in batches if working with large amount of spinach)
  12. Turn the leaves over with a spatula as they wilt.
  13. Remove from pan as soon as wilted. Set aside.
  14. To serve: Place desired amount of rice on each plate, top with 1/2 of spinach then with salmon fillet. Drizzle with desired amount of maple-lime sauce.
Nutrition Facts
Asian Salmon with Maple-Lime Drizzle
Amount Per Serving
Calories 552 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 22%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 73mg 24%
Sodium 1569mg 65%
Potassium 764mg 22%
Total Carbohydrates 71g 24%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 18g
Protein 31g 62%
Vitamin A 4.9%
Vitamin C 1.9%
Calcium 8.4%
Iron 13.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Wine Pairing: Surprisingly a red wine is the top pick to pair with our rich, dense salmon. Choose a Pinot Noir with it’s earthy textures, exotic spices and acidity to counter the sweet-salty taste of the sauce. If white is more your preference, a Sauvignon Blanc or Chenin Blanc with their light spicy notes will balance the richer, bolder flavors of this dish.




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